Rosenborg Palace & Kongens Have, Copenhagen
ROSENBORG CASTLE, THE ROYAL DANISH COLLECTIONS
the crown JEWELS AND treasures of the Royal Family in very fine ambience...
A real pleasure to walk there and dream..
This all in the fine interiors of a castle built in 1603 - 1633
There are dozens and dozens of Museums in and arround Copenhagen: great for a rainy day and for some of us every day whatever the weather!
Rosenborg castle is one of the pettiest in Copenhagen and it also has a good museum telling about the royals in denmark over the centuries and the castle is also housing the crown jewels of Denmark.
The castle is roughly 400 years old and situated in a park called Kongens Have (the kings garden).
A very popular hang out for locals on a sunny day and favorite spot for sunbading and BBQ'ing.
Set in a beautiful park Rosenborg Slot dates from the 1600s. It is guarded by soldiers and with good reason - it is here the crown jewels are kept.
It is free to wander around the park and the exterior of the palace but, should you want to go peek inside, you will have to pay.
After reading up on all three of the castles/palaces that you can visit in Copenhagen, I thought Rosenborg would probably give me the best bang for my Krone and I was right. There are three floors of rooms packed with objects, paintings, furniture and tapestries. It's very lush and rich looking and there is so much to look at and examine.
The castle is brick and sandstone and was built "out in the countryside" by Christian IV in the early 17th century as a summer home. His preferred residence was Frederiksborg Castle but it was further away from the city. It was expanded and reached it's current size and form about 20 years after it was began. There is an attached King's Garden park along with it. It was used as a Royal residence for about 100 years and was then turned over to house the Royal Collections and Crown Jewels and treasures, much of which you can see there today. The collections have been open to the public since the mid 1800s.
Some rooms are as they were lived in by Kings Christian IV to Frederik IV and the rest have been recreated from items stored at the various royal castles. The museum is arranged chronologically so you can walk through the history of the Danish Royal family up to Frederik VII who died in 1863.
We got there on a grey dreary day, perfect for staying indoors and wandering through the museum. Of course i paid for the photo permit and was rewarded with many things to shoot. We made our way through each of the three floors, inspecting all the rooms and things in them.
There were too many things to describe here, but the furniture and some of the clocks were exquisite! There is a room full of porcelain all mounted up the walls and over your head though you only see it through a glass (plexiglass?) dome so it can't get damaged. One small room is the King's dressing room and it's floor and ceiling are lined with mirrors. Boggles the mind! Elaborately plastered or painted walls and ceilings, objects of gold and silver including the three large silver lions protecting the King and Queen's thrones.
All of the items are numbered but to find out about them, you have to buy a separate guidebook for 25DKK which isn't too bad.
There was a temporary exhibit in the Grand Hall on the top level that was a bit disappointing because you couldn't get the full impact of the hall and it's tapestries, with the thrones at one end and the audience throne at the other across the black and white checked tiled floor. It wasn't even interesting because all the text on the temporary red walls was in Danish! Still, there were some nice things in cases there. Apparently, according to the website, it's about the connection between Denmark and Saxony.
There's a nice museum shop in the gatehouse opposite the ticket office and another special exhibit space in another building next to the museum shop. There's also a cafe/restaurant and a picnic table area. You don't have to buy tickets to the castle to eat in the cafe. The toilets are in a separate building to the left of the entrance once you're inside.
Entrance fees 75DKK per person and you have to pay 20DKK for a photo permit. If you have a handbag that's large or a larger backpack or bag, you must lock it in small lockers at the ticket office. That costs a 20DKK coin but you get that back when you collect your bag. Many of the Copenhagen museums have this rule. It's actually not a bad thing, then you can also put your jacket in the locker as well so don't have to carry that around.
The Castle is not very accessible for those with mobility problems. There are discounts for children and seniors and you can get a combined ticket with Amalienborg for 100DKK which is a good deal if you are planning to go to both.
One of the most visited tourist attractions of the city, Rosenborg castle is definitely worth seeing! The caste was built in 1606-34 as a summer castle by the King Christian IV. After 1710 it was used only for occasional visist and functions and as a "storage" for the roayl heirlooms.
There are three main sites: the actual castle, the treasury and the temporary exhibition. In the Castle itself you can visit the rooms and floors according to the time periods and in the beginning you get a map explaining the room, its style, who lived there and the things that are on display. In the treasury you get to see some magnificent jewels as well as other items, including a couple of revolvers from 1861 which were given to the King by a certain Abraham Lincoln.
There's also a very nice big park next to the Castle.
Tickets for 2010 are: adults DKK 75, children under 17 free admission, students DKK 45. Photo permission (a sticker you can attach to your jacket) DKK 20, including flash. A combined ticket to both Rosenborg Castle and Amalienborg Palace is DKK 100.
This park makes for a pleasant side track for those who may walk back from Den Lille Havfrue (The Little Mermaid) to the city centre.
Kongens Have (or Rosenborg Have) was laid out in 1606 when Christian IV commission it alongside the building of Roseborg Slot (Rosenborg Castle) and is the oldest park in Denmark. It contains many statues, including one of Hans Christian Andersen, who found inspiration for his fairy tales here.
During Spring, a beautiful sea of crocuses come into bloom in front of Rosenborg Slot.
Gardens are open until sunset. Admission is free.
Rosenborg Castle is situated within the ground of Kongens Have (King's Gardens) and is now home to the historical Treasury and Crown Jewels.
Admission costs DKK65. A Photo permit will cost a further DKK20.
Rasmus was kind enough to hang out with three crazy Canuks for a few days. He took us to the Queens Gardens and it was amazing. People having picnics, children flying kites, adolescents drunk and devouring one another. This place is huge and there are many places to sit and think.
Rosenborg Castle Gardens are Denmark's oldest royal gardens. It's also called King's Garden. Nowadays Rosenborg Castle is a museum.
Nice and romantic place for to have a long walk and to spend a lovely afternoon.
The oldest park in Denmark, Kongens Have, was laid out when Christian IV commissioned the building of Rosenborg Castle in 1634. Some parts of the original Renaissance garden are intact. The Baroque 18th century brought several lovely lime tree-lined paths; the 19th century saw the park re-landscaped according to English ideals. Dozens of stunning sculptures adorn the park including one of Hans Christian Andersen, who found inspiration for his fairytales here. Gardens are open until sunset.
This castle was build by Christian IV in the special Dutch Renaissance style in the years 1606-1607. At that time it served as the kings summerhouse in the newly laid out park "Kongens Have" (The Kings Garden).
We were only able to see half of the castle because of renovation of the 1st floor.
The floor of the great hall is being strengthened and a new marble floor is being laid.
The work will be completed in April 2008.
By the side of Rosenborg Castle there is a little moat, if you have a little bread (or buy some cheap sandwich bread) you can go here and feed the carps its fun to see this big fish fighting off the ducks as they are stirring up the water as they go to the surface to eat
I hope this tip will get all of you from VT to help me feeding the carps as I have a little project trying to see if I can catch one of the capes with the hands. Right now they seems a little to afraid of humans for this to happen. (I will release it if I get one naturally)
This is a beautiful garden situated in the city centre. In its direct vicinity there are two other gardens: Botanisk Have and Østre Anlæg. Within Kongens Have, The King’s Garden, you will find Rosenborg Slot.
This is a really beautiful garden to sit and relax in. There are many paths if you feel like riding your bike along one of them. Large grassy areas to kick a football on, or do some yoga (I saw a group here early one afternoon doing yoga), or have a game of bocce. I even saw a group of young people doing something theatrical (I'm not exactly sure what though...). Sit under the long line of trees, sprawl out on the grass, stop and smell the rose garden, or head to the Pavilion where you can grab a bite to eat and something to drink. I've even heard that on occasion musical events are performed here, like during the Jazz Festival.
A pretty castle from the outside. But inside you'll find the real treasure. It houses the crown jewels of the royal family.
I was also very pleased by the many beautiful historic paintings. On many of these painintgs you can see the history of danmark; Navy battles, city scenes, and daily life activities.
You have to pay a little extra to take pictures inside. I didnt 'bring my camera, and now I am sorry.
Rosenburg casle houses the Royal Danish collection of interiors, portraits & other collections
The cellar is home to the crown jewels & Crown Regalia
King Christian IV built Rosenburg Castle in 1606-34 as a summer castle. He designed most of this Dutch Renaissance style castle himself. It was great to visit the castle with Roggeveen, being a dutchie & his fascination of ships made it that more interesting. I fancied some of the tiara's but Walter said no - how mean!! :-)
Three generations of kings thereafter lived at the castle until King Frederik IV who erected Frederiksberg Castle in 1790
We noticed the on the higher floors it got more ornate
The castle is well guarded & has a moat surrounding it.
The public gardens surrounding the palace are fantastic & attracts many sunbathers in summer
Entrance is DKK65, you have to put your bag in a locker with a DKK20 deposit - probably so you don't walk out with the crown jewels!!
You can obtain a photograpic permit for DKK20, No mobile phones can be switched on